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Speaking Stata: How to repeat yourself without going mad


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  • Nicholas J. Cox

    (University of Durham, UK)


This column will focus on how to improve your fluency in Stata. Over the next issues we will look at Stata problems of intermediate size which turn out to be soluble with a few command lines. As an introduction, systematic ways of repeating the same or similar operations are surveyed to give one overview of the territory to be covered. Copyright 2001 by Stata Corporation.

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Article provided by StataCorp LP in its journal Stata Journal.

Volume (Year): 1 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 86-97

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Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:1:y:2001:i:1:p:86-97

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Keywords: append; by; collapse; contract; do-files; egen; for; foreach; forvalues; log files; merge; naming conventions; programs; repetition; reshape; statsby; subset or group structure; tabulations;


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Cited by:
  1. Christopher F. Baum, 2005. "A little bit of Stata programming goes a long way..," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 612, Boston College Department of Economics.
  2. Nicholas J. Cox, 2002. "Speaking Stata: How to face lists with fortitude," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 2(2), pages 202-222, May.


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